Attractions

Museum in Owen Sound

Tom Thomson Art Gallery

This gallery displays the work of Tom Thomson, granddaddy of modern Canadian landscape painting. His intimate and smoldering portrayal of nature is said to have inspired the formation of the Group of Seven painters.…
National Park in Bruce Peninsula

Bruce Peninsula National Park

Much of the area just south of Tobermory is protected by this national park, flaunting some of Ontario's finest assets: the Niagara Escarpment, 1000-year-old cedars, rare orchids and crystal-clear, limestone-refract…
Museum in Owen Sound

Grey Roots Museum & Archives

This interesting museum highlights the region's rich pioneering history through displays about early settlers and local heroes. Interactive presentations focus on natural resources, climate and topography. Past exhi…
Church in Manitoulin Island

Church of the Immaculate Conception

This church in the round represents a tipi, a fire pit and the circle of life, and it welcomes aboriginal traditions and Catholic beliefs. Colorful paintings by local artists depict the stations of the cross, while …
Park in Bruce Peninsula

Fathom Five National Marine Park

Established to protect the numerous shipwrecks and islands around Tobermory, this was the first park of its kind in Canada. Aside from the wrecks, the park is known for much loved Flowerpot Island with its top-heavy…
Museum in Owen Sound

Billy Bishop Heritage Museum

Hometown hero William Avery ('Billy') Bishop, Canada's notorious WWI flying ace, is honored here at his childhood home. Now the Billy Bishop Heritage Museum, it celebrates Canada's aviation history.
Waterfall in Manitoulin Island

Bridal Veil Falls

Just off Hwy 540 before Kagawong, there's a lovely picnic area at the top of this pretty waterfall. Walking trails lead down to the base where you can take a dip before continuing into the old town.
Museum in Manitoulin Island

Ojibwe Cultural Foundation

You're free to explore on your own, but guided tours of this insightful museum are highly recommended. Rotating exhibits reflect a rich history of legends and skilled craftwork.
Market in Owen Sound

Owen Sound Farmers Market

This co-op of vendors is one of the oldest in Ontario. Expect the freshest produce, as well as maple syrup, soaps and baked goods.
Lighthouse in Bruce Peninsula

Cabot Head Lighthouse

About 7km from Dyer’s Bay, this lighthouse contains a small museum and offers stunning views from the keeper’s perch.